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Top 5 Headlines 11/8: Chiefs O-line Continues to Improve

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media


1. It took some tinkering, but the Chiefs' O-line is looking better and better

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Ryan Harris had just heated up some spaghetti and was sitting on the couch in his home in Denver when the phone rang.

It was Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, who only days before the start of training camp was still searching for offensive line depth."    READ MORE…


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2. Look for Eric Berry to get more work Sunday

By Adam Teicher -

"Safety Eric Berry last week played in his first game for the Kansas City Chiefs since suffering a high-ankle sprain on Sept. 14. He didn't start, but played in the nickel defense against the New York Jets, who spread the field enough that Berry was still on the field for 51 of the Chiefs' 69 defensive snaps.

Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton indicated Berry would get even more work in Sunday's game against the Bills in Buffalo."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford is focused on special teams

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs first-round pick and outside linebacker Dee Ford hasn't been able to make much of an impact on the defensive side of the ball as he's played behind Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

But Ford has slowly been seeing more action on special teams."    READ MORE…

4. What Justin Houston means when he calls his sacks 'a group effort'

By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star

"Justin Houston stood in front of his locker, still sweaty from an afternoon spent trying to beat linemen much bigger than him so that he could go chase down a quarterback much faster than him.

This is the job description of a pass rusher, and the rewards are enormous. J.J. Watt, the best there is at what Houston does, just signed for $100 million, including $51.8 million guaranteed. Houston's friend and Chiefs teammate, Tamba Hali, says that the money and recognition that come with being the best are driving Houston to what is currently a pace for more sacks than any man has ever made in a season."    READ MORE…

5. Rugby-style kicking helps Chiefs' Colquitt take punting to another level

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Former NFL punter Craig Colquitt was incredulous the first time he saw his son, Dustin, try a rugby-style punt in a game for the Chiefs.

The Colquitts are the NFL's First Family of Punting. Craig spent eight years in the NFL, earning Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the 1978 and 1979 seasons. A cousin, Jimmy, punted for the Seattle Seahawks in 1985."    READ MORE…

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